Monday, September 8, 2014

It's Sweater Monday!

I will most likely be posting every other Monday from now on, but will try to post Sweater Mondays weekly whenever possible.

If you want to be added to my email reminder list, just let me know, and you will get an email every time I post a Sweater Monday. Ready for the sweaters?

 pic. 1 -Some patterned merinos (lightly felted browns argyle [sold], charcoal with pinks/gray squares [sleeves fine ribbed] [sold], big navy/maroon/gray fair isle [$8] [sold])...


 pic. 2 -big patterned blends, $8/each (charcoal/browns argyle 80% lambswool/20% nylon [sold], magenta/tomato zig zag cardigan 85% wool/15% angora, black/green/gold/purple 75% wool/16% polyester/85 rayon/1% spandex [textured on one side/little squares on the other])...
 

 pic. 3 -some patterned blends (earthy patchwork 88% wool/12% nylon, green paisley/funky design 50% lambswool/40% angora/10% nylon, big oatmeal/maroon/navy 75% wool/15% silk/10% linen [$8])...
 

 pic. 4 - some striped merinos (big brown/tan [$8], black/tan, big blue/navy [$8])...


 pic. 5 -  some cashmere (black [sold], brown cardigan [sold], black [sold], lavender cabled [sold], blue [sold], pale blue cardigan with embroidered floral [sold], big maroon [$10] [sold], big charcoal with ribbed sleeves[$10] [sold], big cobalt blue [$10] [sold])...
 
 

~ Ready for something new to Sweater Mondays? Create your own Mystery Lot! Choose any 10 sweaters from the groupings listed below for just $50 (saves at least $10 off the individual prices!). These can be combined with other sweaters in this category from previous Sweater Mondays, as long as they are still posted and available on this blog.~

  pic. 6 - some merinos (big black, big brown, black ribbed, burgundy cardigan (a little thicker than average merino), ig green (color not as washed out as it appears), big blue (more slatish than bright) [sold], dark gray felted, dark olive green, big charcoal)...
 


  pic. 7 -some blends (lightly felted dark green 80% wool/20% polyester, big blue 80% lambswool/20% nylon [$8], big dark green 85% wool/15% nylon, turquoise 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon, pale aqua blue 80% merino/20% angora, blue cardigan 50% alpaca/50% wool, red metallic 63% lambswool/17% angora/10% nylon/7% polyester/3% metallic fiber, cream 50% lambswool/40% angora/10% nylon, black 73% wool/22% angora)...
 

pic. 8 -some vests/sleeveless (purple with diamond texture 100% wool [$5], big tan/gray/cream fair isle 96% lambswool/4% cotton [$6] [sold], light brown 100% lambswool [$5], lightly felted rust 100% wool [$5], dark pink fine ribbed 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon [$5])...
 




 What is Sweater Monday? It is when I show the sweaters that are being added to my inventory. This is an opportunity for anyone to "call dibs" on sweaters they see here that they want to buy. This also saves me the time of listing them all individually in my shop, so it's a win-win. To "call dibs" or ask any questions, please email me (resweatercontacts@gmail.com). If you call dibs, please understand that you are committing to purchase them. Asking questions does not obligate you to buy them, but does not hold the sweaters for you. Pricing for individual sweaters is generally as follows: wool & wool blend sweaters $6 each, cashmere $8 (patterned, striped, & big mens cashmere $10). All exceptions will be noted. You are welcome to combine orders from Sweater Monday sweaters with sweaters in my shop. Since I seem to get the same questions about Sweater Monday, I will be posting this paragraph on the bottom of each Sweater Monday post. To see previous Sweater Monday posts, please visit Sweaters of Yore.

Monday, August 25, 2014

It's Sweater Monday!

I will most likely be posting every other Monday from now on, but will try to post Sweater Mondays weekly whenever possible.

If you want to be added to my email reminder list, just let me know, and you will get an email every time I post a Sweater Monday. Ready for the sweaters?

 pic. 1 - Some patterned 100% wool (green/reds fair isle cardigan [sold], blue/purple with birds [sold], big gray lightly felted cardigan with embroidered flowers [$8] [sold])...


 pic. 2 - some big merino argyles, $8 each (browns/blue [sold], plum/green/tan [a little thicker than the average merino] [sold], blues [sold])...
 

 pic. 3 - some patterned lightly felted lambswools (brown cardigan with embroidered vines/berries [sold], light green fair isle cardigan [sold], grays fair isle [sold])...
 

 pic. 4 -  some big patterned blends, $8 each (blue/gray cardigan 59% wool/18% mohair/14% angora/9% nylon [sold], light brown/blue/green cardigan 60% wool/18% silk/10% alpaca/10% acrylic/2% other, purple/gold/tan 94% wool/6% acrylic [sold])...


 pic. 5 -  Some super soft froggables [can unravel to reuse the yarn], charcoal 100% cashmere ($10), black/white boucle 93% wool/7% nylon ($8), long short sleeved charcoal 42% wool/30% acrylic/28% alpaca ($6)...



 pic. 6 -  some cashmere (camel color [sold], gray [sold], black [sold], dark taupe [sold], mint green [sold], raspberry [sold], felted black [sold], big gray [$10])...



~ Ready for something new to Sweater Mondays? Create your own Mystery Lot! Choose any 10 sweaters from the groupings listed below for just $50 (saves at least $10 off the individual prices!). ~

 pic. 7 -Some lambswools (red, tan cardigan, brown, maroon, charcoal, cabled coral, big cabled green [$8], big navy blue [$8], big taupe with chest stripes [$8] [sold])...


  pic. 8 - some 100% wool (heathered gray [froggable], blue, camel colored cardigan, royal blue shetland, tan felted cardigan [thin/very soft, like merino], cabled red [froggable], gray cardigan, long red boiled wool cardigan [$8])...


pic. 9 - some blends (brown 60% wool/15% cashmere/15% angora/10% nylon, gray 40% merino/30% viscose/20% angora/10% cashmere, purple 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon, lightly felted turquoise 80% lambswool/20% nylon, gray with red sleeves 80% lambswool/20% nylon, big camel colored 50% camel/50% wool [$8], long charcoal 80% wool/20% nylon, big blue boucle 90% wool/10% cashmere [$8])...
 




 What is Sweater Monday? It is when I show the sweaters that are being added to my inventory. This is an opportunity for anyone to "call dibs" on sweaters they see here that they want to buy. This also saves me the time of listing them all individually in my shop, so it's a win-win. To "call dibs" or ask any questions, please email me (resweatercontacts@gmail.com). If you call dibs, please understand that you are committing to purchase them. Asking questions does not obligate you to buy them, but does not hold the sweaters for you. Pricing for individual sweaters is generally as follows: wool & wool blend sweaters $6 each, cashmere $8 (patterned, striped, & big mens cashmere $10). All exceptions will be noted. You are welcome to combine orders from Sweater Monday sweaters with sweaters in my shop. Since I seem to get the same questions about Sweater Monday, I will be posting this paragraph on the bottom of each Sweater Monday post. To see previous Sweater Monday posts, please visit Sweaters of Yore.

Monday, August 18, 2014

It's Sweater Monday!

It's been a wonderful summer! Now with back to school approaching, it's back to wool time too!

If you want to be added to my email reminder list, just let me know, and you will get an email every time I post a Sweater Monday. Ready for the sweaters?

 pic. 1 - embroidered sweaters, black 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon with multicolored floral [sold], light brown wool cardigan with flowers [sold]...


 pic. 2 - some argyles (black with royal blue 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon [sold], lightly felted gray with slate blue wool short sleeved [$5] [sold], maroon with gray/navy lightly felted merino [sold])...
 

 pic. 3 - some patterned 100% wool (big green/black diamond pattern [close up of pattern below. $8], felted cream/red, big black/white [$8])...






pic. 4 - some cashmere and an alpaca (big [seafoam?] green 100% alpaca [$10] [sold], pink cashmere [sold], big sleeveless plum cashmere cardigan [$8] [sold], short sleeved brown cashmere [$6] [sold], short sleeved cream cashmere [$6] [sold]...


~ Ready for something new to Sweater Mondays? Create your own Mystery Lot! Choose any 10 sweaters from the groupings listed below for just $50 (saves at least $10 off the individual prices). ~

 pic. 5 - some 100% wool (charcoal cardigan, lavender [sold], purple lightly felted [thinner/soft like merino], lightly felted light brown, pink, purple, lightly felted gray, brown heathered [thinner/soft like merino], greenish brown with gray "39")...

 

 pic. 6 - Some blends (black cardigan 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon, cream 80% wool/20% cashmere, charcoal waffle texture 70% merino/30% cashmere [short sleeved, but long], tan cabled 40% merino/30% viscose/20% angora/10% cashmere, aqua cardigan 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon, lightly felted pink 95% merino/5% polyester, long rose dress 70% lambswool/20% angora/10% nylon [$10])...


pic. 7 - some merino (big gray, magenta [sold], black [not available], tan ribbed [not available], dark orange [sold], black felted, dark brown, light blue [sold], big charcoal [sold])...
 




 What is Sweater Monday? It is when I show the sweaters that are being added to my inventory. This is an opportunity for anyone to "call dibs" on sweaters they see here that they want to buy. This also saves me the time of listing them all individually in my shop, so it's a win-win. To "call dibs" or ask any questions, please email me (resweatercontacts@gmail.com). If you call dibs, please understand that you are committing to purchase them. Asking questions does not obligate you to buy them, but does not hold the sweaters for you. Pricing for individual sweaters is generally as follows: wool & wool blend sweaters $6 each, cashmere $8 (patterned, striped, & big mens cashmere $10). All exceptions will be noted. You are welcome to combine orders from Sweater Monday sweaters with sweaters in my shop. Since I seem to get the same questions about Sweater Monday, I will be posting this paragraph on the bottom of each Sweater Monday post. To see previous Sweater Monday posts, please visit Sweaters of Yore.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It's What I've Been Working on Wednesday - lightweight quilt

I had a few hours of unscheduled time on Saturday, and looked around my house to see what I could get done, got overwhelmed, and started a sewing project instead ;). I did end up getting a lot of housework done eventually, but first I played with my wool :).
My comforters are too warm for the summer, but a sheet just isn't enough, so I decided to make a lightweight merino quilt for the bed. I need 90 8 1/2" squares to make it the size I want, and I cut 44 of them today, so i'm off to a good start. Hopefully I can finish it before it gets cold again, so I can use it this year!


One of the sweaters had perfect cuffs for cozies for my son's water bottle. It is felted, and was the perfect size, so I didn't have to sew a thing, just cut them off and slip them on!



This quilt will be a work in progress for a while, so i'll keep you all updated!

What have you been working on?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It's Tutorial Tuesday! Make a super cute n easy sheep pillow!


http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2010/3/12/mollys-sketchbook-little-lamb-pillows.html
What could be more fitting than making a sheep out of wool? I found this adorable and easy sheep pillow tutorial, Molly's Sketchbook: Little Lamb Pillows, and made one for my bed.

I cheated on mine, and was too lazy to cut the scallops, so I just cut the general shape of the pattern without them. Though it's not as cute without the scallops, I still like how it turned out, especially with the cabled pattern of the sweater.



 

I didn't have any stuffing on hand, so I just used the scraps from the sweater I had left over after cutting the body of the sheep. Since I am always looking for my remote controls, I added a couple of pockets to back for them :).


Thanks, Molly, for the super cute tutorial!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

It's What I've Been Working On Wednesday!


I made these a few weeks ago, but haven't had the time to sit down and blog about them until now.



It's been a long time since i've made diaper covers for my own, so when I was invited to a family member's baby shower, and found out she was going to be cloth diapering, I ran to the sewing machine!

I used Katrina's free soaker pattern for the body of them, but created my own rises (waistbands). I like the fold over style rise, so it can be an extra tall rise for night use, plus they last longer, since babies tend to grow longer before they grow wider. For the longies (pants), I just used the sweaters' sleeves, and for the shorties I used the sweater's cuffs. The longies will last through a few sizes, because of the foldable cuffs and fold over rise.

I can't wait to see these on the baby! :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

It's Tutorial Tuesday! Wool drink cozies!



What is more perfect for summer than wool? Ok, we may not be throwing on sweaters, or pulling wool blankets over ourselves right now, but there are still great summer uses for wool. I use wool cozies on all of our uninsulated glasses and water bottles, and they work great! Wool is naturally insulated, so it keeps your drink colder longer, and as an added bonus, not only soaks up that condensation on the outside, but wicks it away, leaving your hands dry. Make them in different colors/patterns and everyone will know who's glass belongs to who too!

 I love making these, because they don't use a lot of material (you can make so many out of a single sweater!), they are cool looking, you can customize them, and they are super easy and fast to make!

 Ready for the tutorial? Start out with any felted wool. Measure from top to bottom how long you want it to be on your glass (I love drinking out of mason jars), then measure around the glass, and take off about 1/2" if it's stretchy, or leave it the measurement around if it is not too stretchy. You want it to fit snuggly, so it doesn't fall off. Now you cut it to that measurement. I like to make the top of the cozy the hem or cuff of the sweater, so it has a nice finished edge.

 


Now you need your bottom piece. Just cut a circle about 1/2" wider than the bottom of your glass. If you have a hard time cutting perfect circles, just print out a template from the web, like this one.




Now sew your cozy seam, wrong side out. I like to stretch it a little as I sew, so the seam won't break if I have to stretch the cozy over a glass tightly.
 


Now sew your bottom piece on, again, wrong sides out.

 


Now flip it right side out, slip it on your glass, add your favorite summer beverage, and enjoy!